3. Complete the Appeal Form
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Question & AnswerI disagree with an ODSP decision. What can I do?
To start your appeal to the (SBT), you must complete the Appeal Form.
Part 1. General Information
This part of the form asks for:
- your name
- your contact and other personal information
- information about the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) office that you’re dealing with
Part 2. Internal Review Information
This part of the form asks you to fill in:
- the date of the original
- the date you asked your local ODSP office or the for an
- whether you got an internal review decision
Part 3. Your Appeal
In this part, you say why you’re appealing by checking the boxes that apply to you.
For example, if you’re appealing a decision by the Disability Adjudication Unit, you check one of the following options:
- “They say I am not disabled.”
- “They say I am no longer disabled, as a result of a medical review.”
You also explain what you disagree with about the decision and why. You can attach extra pages. But you don’t have to give a lot of details.
You’ll get to explain more when you go to your hearing.
Asking for an interpreter
On the Appeal Form, you can ask the SBT to provide an interpreter at your hearing. This includes a sign language interpreter.
If the SBT can’t find an interpreter for you, talk to a community legal clinic. They may be able to help you find a professional interpreter.
Asking for “accommodation”
To give you a fair hearing, the SBT might have to do things differently for you so that you’re treated equally.
Some people call this “removing barriers” that go against your human rights. The legal word for this is “”.
On the Appeal Form, you can say what kind of accommodation you need at your hearing.
For example, you might need to ask for your hearing to happen within certain hours because:
- you take medication that affects you more at certain times of day
- you follow religious rules and need to pray at certain times